Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

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1st Ballad - Roud Number: 394

Title: God rest you

First Line: God rest you merry gentlemen

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V8874

Title: St. Stephen's Day

First Line: In friendly love and unity

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 702

Title: St. John's Day

First Line: The moon shines bright, the stars give light

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V17276

Title: Holy Innocents

First Line: Now cruel Herod with wrath and anger fill'd

Notes:  Carol

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 278

Title: The Joys

First Line: The first good joy our Mary had

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Virgin Mary

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 700

Title: [None]

First Line: As I sat on a sunny bank

Notes:  Carol

Themes:  Christmas

1st Illustration

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11G21: Angels singing, making music

2nd Illustration

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73E422: Christ aloft in the sky ~ Ascension

3rd Illustration

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11G21: Angels singing, making music

4th Illustration

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11I62(MOSES): Moses (not in biblical context); possible attributes: rays of light or horns on his head, rod, Tables of the Law

5th Illustration

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42B74: Family group, especially parents with their child(ren)
11Q51: Reading the Bible or other religious books

6th Illustration

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31D11221: Boy (child between toddler and youth)
11Q21: One person praying

7th Illustration

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11H(PAUL): The apostle Paul of Tarsus; possible attributes: book, scroll, sword

8th Illustration

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73D351: Flagellation by soldiers, Christ usually tied to a column (Matthew 27:26; Mark 15:15; John 19:1)

9th Illustration

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11H(ANDREW): The apostle Andrew; possible attributes: book, X-shaped cross, fish, fishing-net, rope, scroll

10th Illustration

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73D61: Comprehensive representations of the events on Golgotha during Christ's hanging on the cross, no particular event emphasized


Shelfmark: Harding B 7(31)

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